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Constitution of the Kingdom of Morocco of 1996

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Year of current version:1996
Date of entry into force of original text:October 10, 1996
Date of Text (Adopted):September 13, 1996
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The Constitution states in its preamble that “Morocco is an Islamic and fully sovereign state whose official language is Arabic, the Kingdom of Morocco constitutes a part of the Great Arab Maghreb”.
Morocco is a constitutional and democratic monarchy recognizing the following separation of powers:
The King is the supreme representative of the Nation. Within the executive branch, the Government is composed of the Prime Minister and Ministers and is accountable to the King and the Parliament
The Legislative Power is represented by the Parliament composed of two Houses: the House of Representatives and the House of Counselors. The Judicial Power is independent from the legislative power and the executive power, according to the constitution. The Magistrates are appointed by Dahir on the proposal of the High Council of the Magistracy.
Although the constitution does not explicitly refer to Intellectual Property rights, Articles 15 and 46 refer to property rights and civil and commercial liabilities.
Available Texts: 
Arabic

دستور المملكة المغربية لعام 1996 دستور المملكة المغربية لعام 1996, Complete document (pdf) [100 KB]

English

Constitution of the Kingdom of Morocco of 1996 Constitution of the Kingdom of Morocco of 1996, Complete document (pdf) [74 KB] Constitution of the Kingdom of Morocco of 1996, Complete document (htm) [69 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

La Constitution du Royaume du Maroc de 1996 La Constitution du Royaume du Maroc de 1996, Complete document (pdf) [164 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:MA044

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